Ottoman Silver Belt - Need help with marks

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Wynot
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Ottoman Silver Belt - Need help with marks

Postby Wynot » Fri May 25, 2018 11:25 am

I'm trying to date an Ottoman silver belt my wife inherited. The tughra, to me, looks like it could be from Mehmed V (27 Apr 1909-3 Jul 1918), but I'm not sure. Also, it looks like there is a 90 in Arabic at the 3 o'clock position. Am I seeing that right? The keyhole escutcheons are marked with what this site refers to as a Standard Mark. I don't know what the standards were or what this mark is telling me. I'd appreciate any help from the experts here. Thanks!
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zhaosu
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Re: Ottoman Silver Belt - Need help with marks

Postby zhaosu » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:58 am

This kind of belts were deemed making in Trabzon. There is a 'sah' mark bears around the 'keyhole'. Yes, the tughra mark (tuğralar damgalar) is for Mehmed V, and the Arabic script is 'ayar 90' for the fineness.


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